Nulkaba 2020

August 2020    

4 Vans, 1 Motorhome, 1 Camper Trailer, 2 Tents and 1 traveller in a Cabin  arrived at Nulkaba. Must say we were a bit rusty in backing our vans and the girls did a fantastic job putting their tents up in the wind. We all agreed so good to be on the road again, even if only up the road. A list of items that were forgotten to be packed were orange light, radio, backpack and salad and bread rolls left on the kitchen bench.  The last ray's of sunlight were at Terry & Jill's van where a pleasant happy hour was had till the chilly wind chased some into their vans and the others to the camp kitchen. Each afternoon happy hour was in the camp kitchen for the brave (Tracie, Manager, would join us too for a chat) and then we'd cook our  tea which was followed by a "Friendly" game of Mexican Train. Deb had not played this before but "Beginners Luck" shone through...Well done Deb. 

Tuesday was overcast and windy but this did not deter us from sightseeing. A visit to the Ugg Factory at Thorton was enjoyed by all. Then onto Morphet for a walk around town and naturally THE BAKERY. Other day outings were to Broke where there is a huge free camp, with about a dozen vans there. Couldn't go past a lunch at Dr Jurd's Jungle Juice Tavern at Wollombi. Very busy but so please to see everyone observing the 1.5 metre rule. On the drive home became extremely windy and our tent ladies were wondering if their homes would still be standing. The caravaners had rolled their annexes up, so all good, but Deb & Col's annex over the camp kitchen had blown down as well as Johanna's annex. All hands on deck to help and the only casualty was Deb's coffee cup. Bought new one's for $2.00.

A holiday at Nulkaba isn't complete without a visit to the zoo. The monkeys had new enclosures and a white dingo pup was so gorgeous. The Macows are so colourful but the Meerkats are still everyone's favourite. Definately worth the visit again. That afternoon the park put on a wine and nibbles for our club. Full attendance for happy hour today. So much variety with the nibbles and most enjoyed the wine. 

8 Friendly Travellers went to Kurri to see their 37 murals with a kookaburra in them. Sue and Trevor came up for the day too.It was very competitive to be the first to find the kookaburra in each mural but we are proud to say "We Found Them All". Fish and Chips in the park was hard work to eat with the wind and few spots of rain, but we did it. Back at camp that afternoon the clouds came over black but very litte rain then this beautiful rainbow....magical.

Saturday morning bacon and eggs for some while others went to McDonalds. Spent the day at camp with very  unpredictaple weather. Jumpers on, jumper off and the night ended with Pizza. The morning breakfast was so much enjoyed decided to have it again Sunday morning.Yummy. 

That afternoon took a drive to Gresford where we sat in the park having lunch but not for long as so windy. Then onto Patterson, where all decided too windy to walk around (was so warm in the car with the sun shining through )and then onto camp. What a beautiful drive that was.Will definately do this drive again and make it an all day trip. 

Monday morning saw us packing up, some left early, the others decided to have morning tea before leaving. Our park managers Tracie and Glenn weren't in a hurry for us to leave. Such a relaxing park think I will put it on the calender for next year. And hopefully the wind will be gone and we can have the Fire Pit going.

Report by Bev